Look! I have thirty people supporting me. 30! I wasn't this happy when I turned 30, but I never guessed in a million years I would have 30 people interested in my blog. :-) You guys are the greatest!!
So, as promised, we're having a party!! What is a party without music?? Here's an upbeat song to get your feet tapping....dedicated to you.
And of course, what is a party without food?? I've decided to share a recipe for the easiest cookies ever!
EASY CHOCOLATE CAKE MIX COOKIES
1 pkg. German chocolate cake mix
1/2 c. raisins (opt.)
1/2 c. chopped pecans (opt.)
1/2 c. rolled oats
1 c. (6 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. butter, melted
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large bowl and blend well. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough 2" apart. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 1 minute. Enjoy. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
I also promised a giveaway. I will post this tomorrow. (hahaha made you come back!) For now, enjoy the music and the cookies. I'm partying it up today with a goal of 2000 words.
One more thing, in honor of Nano, I'm going to post an activity or tip for keeping your kids out of your hair while you write. These are all things I have tried/tested and most of the time, it works.
Monday's Tip: Set a timer for one hour for older kids or 30 minutes for younger kids. Have on the table paper, crayons, paints or stickers. I usually get them started on a craft with a suggestion of drawing something or making something fall themed and they usually go with it on their own. Sometimes I don't even have to suggest anything. There is also a stack of books in the middle of the table. Their instructions include: Create what you want, don't cut your hair. If you are finished before the timer goes off, you may grab a book and read. Once the timer goes off, everyone get together and see how well you've progressed. :0)
This way they don't feel left out of your life as you write madly to reach your daily word count goal and you don't sit at the computer for too long at a time without a little break.